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BESA Executive Committee and Research Funding Lead
University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol

Alpesh is the Associate Professor of Education Policy in Critical Education at UWE. His expertise is in education policy and the critical sociology of education. He recently co-authored his latest book: Life for the Academic in the Neoliberal University.

He is interested in social class, educational policy, neoliberalism and Marxism. Particular, issues of interest include:a nationalised education service-The English Academies Schools Programme and Free schools -Inequality, fairness, and private schools-Swedish social democracy and class * Social class * Critical Realism and Marxism * Education policy.

His current research (with colleagues in Australia, USA and Sweden) is based on the neoliberalisation of education and specifically academic labour. He also has expertise on ideology -Swedish social democracy /Cuban communism and education policy.

Alpesh’s doctoral thesis (UCL's Institute of Education) focussed on social class in Sweden.

Recordings of Alpesh's talks can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/ UCLdBDQj9gSDsZiQaM46-2FA/

Alpesh is available for media interviews on issues of educational policy and reform, particularly the creation of the National Education Service (NES) in England, academies, testing and the class based-nature of schooling and universities.

Research Interests: National Education Service (NES) in England, academies, testing and the class based-nature of schooling and universities.

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